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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Isakson Congratulates Trump on Presidential Election

'America's voters sent a clear message'

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., who won re-election Tuesday with 55 percent of the vote in Georgia, today issued the following statement congratulating Donald Trump on his election as 45th president of the United States:

“I congratulate Donald Trump and Mike Pence on winning a hard-fought campaign.

“The genius of America is that the real power always rests with the voters, and America’s voters sent a clear message last night. They want our military to receive better support. They want us to defeat the Islamic State and not allow terror to gain a stronghold on our lives. They want us to stand up for our veterans as our veterans have stood up for all of us.

“Voters also sent the message that they will no longer tolerate the onslaught of onerous government regulation and red tape placed upon hardworking Americans and job-creators.

“We must promote a level playing field and institute commonsense, pro-job growth solutions. I can also promise that I will continue working to ensure that Georgia’s ports are ready to ship American goods wherever they are needed.

“This campaign has felt similar to the movement in 1980 when President Ronald Reagan was elected. I look forward to our Republican-elected Congress going to work with President Trump to advance the ideals that made our American democracy great.

“I am ready to work with the president and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get the best results for Georgia and America.”